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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 24

The Pelicans and South Bend both won after allowing just three hits. The Smokies also won.

Tyler Peyton
Tyler Peyton
Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were soaked by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 6-2.

Starter Alec Mills wasn’t fooling anyone tonight as he gave up a whopping 15 hits over 5.2 innings. The fifteen hits and three walks (one intentional) led to five runs. Mills struck out six.

First baseman Trent Giambrone led off the game with his eighth home run of the season. Giambrone went 2 for 4.

Iowa’s other run also came on a solo home run. Robel Garcia connected for his tenth home run of the year in the second inning. It was his fourth with Iowa. Garcia went 1 for 4.

Iowa managed just four hits tonight.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies reeled in the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Twins), 5-1.

Justin Steele had his longest start of the year as he went five innings and gave up just one run on five hits. Steele struck out four and walked one. (I should write more articles worrying about him.)

Jordan Minch issued three walks in two innings, but he didn’t allow any hits or any runs so he got the win. Minch struck out two.

The Smokies won this game with a four-run sixth inning. The big blow was a two-run single by third baseman Jesse Hodges. Hodges was 2 for 3 with a walk.

Charcer Burks singled and scored in that sixth inning. He also hit an RBI triple in the fourth inning for Tennessee’s first run of the game. Burks went 2 for 3 and was hit by a pitch.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans snuck past the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals), 2-1.

Erling Moreno started and had some big control issues, but he only gave up one run over five innings so he got the win. Moreno allowed two hits. He walked four batter, hit one and had two wild pitches. Moreno struck out three.

Ryan Lawlor was dominant as he picked up his first Myrtle Beach save of the season with two perfect innings. He struck out five of the six batters he faced.

Third baseman Cam Balego and shortstop Aramis Ademan were both 2 for 4 with one run scored. Balego scored on a double play in the second inning and Ademan scored on a wild pitch in the fourth.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs calmed the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers), 4-0.

Riley Thompson didn’t give up much as he allowed just three hits over six innings. He struck out six and he did not walk anyone.

Jack Patterson tossed two perfect innings and Ethan Roberts was perfect in the ninth to finish off the shutout.

Rafael Narea was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

D.J. Artis went 1 for 2 with a double and a walk. He scored one run.